San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This seminar is aimed at established social enterprises trading in public sector markets considering different approaches to growth.
Why is governance important for growth?
- Thousands of social enterprises fail to achieve their potential impact due to risk averse boards
- Over 60% of social enterprise failures stem from poor governance
- Governance is now a key element in the due diligence process for raising finance
- Community Interest Companies should review their governance in the context of the forthcoming changes to the rules on profit distribution for CICs
The seminar will explore how appropriate and robust governance underpins successful for growth. Using case studies it will look at the legal, financial and practical issues involved, with commentary from experts in the field.
Who should attend?
CEOS and senior staff in social enterprises, trading charities, public sector mutuals, as well as those with an interest in social enterprise growth including social investors, advisors, local authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships, and academic institutions.
09.30 Registration and Coffee
10.00 Welcome & Introduction
10.15 Approaches to Governance & Drivers for Change
10.45 Maximising Good with Appropriate Risk
11.45 Involvement of Stakeholders
12.45 Lunch & Networking
13.30 Leadership & Organisational Culture
14.15 Accountability, Transparency & Wider Scrutiny
15.15 Getting the Governance Right
15.45 Panel: key factors for success
16.20 Conclusions & Reflections
Why should you attend?
The event will provide a unique opportunity for networking with your peers as well as financial, legal and social enterprise experts. Full programme details and how to book can be found on the Social Business International website: www.socialbusinessint.com
Julian Blake, Bates Wells Braithwaite
Sara Burgess, Regulator, Community Interest Companies
Myles Cooper, Inspire2Enterprise
Steve Cronin, Unity Trust Bank
Jessica Crowe, Centre For Public Scrutiny
Matthew Humphrey, Baker Tilly
John McMullan, Bryson House
Gordon Muir, SIB Group
Dai Powell, HCT Group
Sarah Sharlott, Realise Futures CIC
Vivian Woodell, The Phone Co-op
When & Where
Social Business International
Social Business International (SBI) specialises in knowledge transfer and innovation in the field of social enterprise. Our mission is to share know-how and best practice about social enterprise across international boundaries.
SBI manages an initiative called E3M which brings together social enterprise leaders and expert partners working in public service delivery